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  • Judgment 3741


    123rd Session, 2017
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR
    Summary: The complainants challenge the decision to cease treating the service differential as pensionable remuneration.

    Judgment keywords

    Keywords:

    complaint dismissed; pensionable remuneration; unjspf;

    Consideration 12

    Extract:

    [I]t is noted that at various places in their brief the complainants refer to the UNJSPF’s CEO “decision” and “interpretation”. However, it is clear that the decision taken by the UN General Assembly […] to amend the definition of pensionable remuneration which did not include the service differential allowance as pensionable remuneration is the decision that gave rise to the amendment of Staff Rule […. ].

    Keywords:

    pensionable remuneration; unjspf;



  • Judgment 1330


    76th Session, 1994
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 8

    Extract:

    The complainants regard as a breach of their acquired rights an amendment to the Staff Regulations whose effect is to confer on the United Nations Administrative Tribunal competence for disputes concerning the reckoning of pensionable remuneration. But the Tribunal "cannot treat an amendment to the rules on competence as 'loss of an essential legal safeguard'. After all, with the new text competence goes to an independent and impartial international administrative tribunal."

    Keywords:

    acquired right; amendment to the rules; competence; competence of tribunal; pension; pensionable remuneration; right of appeal; safeguard; staff regulations and rules; unat;



  • Judgment 1171


    73rd Session, 1992
    International Telecommunication Union
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 4

    Extract:

    ITU Staff Rule 3.4.2c) "says that on promotion from the general service to the professional category an official shall keep his pensionable remuneration at the level which it had reached immediately before promotion 'until that level is exceeded as a result of advancement or further promotion'. Since the complainant's promotion [...] resulted in a decrease in his pensionable remuneration [...] he was accordingly entitled to keep his pensionable remuneration at the level it had reached immediately prior to promotion".

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ITU STAFF RULE 3.4.2C)

    Keywords:

    general service category; pension; pensionable remuneration; professional category; promotion; staff regulations and rules;



  • Judgment 994


    68th Session, 1990
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    The complainant was granted three concurrent promotions: the first by direct selection from grade G.6 to P.3 with effect from 1 July 1986; the second by personal promotion from G.6 to G.7 with effect from 1 January 1986; and the third as a result of the regrading of his post from G.6 to P.3 with effect from 1 February 1984. The Administration said he could choose between two options: either his promotion to P.3 as from 1 February 1984 would be deemed to have cancelled the earlier ones and, in keeping with Article 3.4.4 of the Staff Regulations, his pensionable remuneration would stay at the level it had reached at that date; or else he might keep the personal promotion and his pensionable remuneration would be at the level it had reached at 1 July 1986. The complainant having refused to choose between the two options, the Administration applied the second one. Insofar as that decision conflicts with the decision to regrade his post P.3 as from 1 February 1984 it cannot stand.

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 3.4.4 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS

    Keywords:

    consequence; cumulative decisions; decision quashed; general service category; pension; pensionable remuneration; post classification; professional category; promotion; withdrawal of decision;



  • Judgment 990


    68th Session, 1990
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 5

    Extract:

    The General Assembly of the United Nations brought in a new scale of pensionable remuneration as from 1 January 1985. The scale, provided for in Article 3.1.1 of the Staff Regulations, did not come into force until 1 April 1985. The complainant's pension, however, was reckoned according to the new scale between 1 January and 31 March 1985. The Tribunal holds that "the ILO is undoubtedly bound [...] by the provisions of the Staff Regulations so long as they remain in force and is therefore liable towards the complainant for the breach of them. That its difficulty is due to the stand taken by the fund cannot alter its liability as employer towards its staff."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 3.1.1 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS

    Keywords:

    amendment to the rules; complaint allowed; decision quashed; difference; effective date; fund regulations; liability; organisation; payment; pension; pensionable remuneration; provision; reduction; scale; staff regulations and rules; unjspf;

    Consideration 6

    Extract:

    "Having put the scale of pensionable remuneration into its own Staff Regulations, the ILO has a duty to ensure the payment of the corresponding benefits. The sole purpose of pensionable remuneration is the reckoning of the pension, and if the pension discounts the scale in the Staff Regulations because the organisation has entrusted the matter to another body, the ILO must make good the loss to its staff, who are entitled to have the regulations applied. Any difference of opinion there may be between the ILO and the fund is of no concern to the staff."

    Keywords:

    compensation; enforcement; injury; organisation's duties; pension; pensionable remuneration; staff regulations and rules; unjspf;

    Summary

    Extract:

    The General Assembly of the United Nations brought in a new, lower scale of pensionable remuneration as from 1 January 1985. That scale, provided for in Article 3.1.1 of the ILO Staff Regulations, did not come into force for officials serving in the organization until 1 April 1985. The complainant's pension was nonetheless reckoned according to the new scale between 1 January and 31 March 1985. She challenges the Director-General's implied rejection of her internal complaint seeking to have her pension reckoned according to the old scale up to 31 March 1985 or, failing that, compensation. The Organization submits that the measure had come to her attention through various channels and that the complaint was out of time. The Tribunal holds that the Staff Regulations contained an explicit provision which set out the staff's rights. The staff were not told of any valid ilo decision not to abide by the Staff Regulations. The Organization's contention that the complaint is irreceivable is mistaken.

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 3.1.1 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS

    Keywords:

    amendment to the rules; complaint; difference; effective date; fund regulations; pension; pensionable remuneration; provision; receivability of the complaint; reduction; scale; staff regulations and rules;



  • Judgment 986


    67th Session, 1989
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 24

    Extract:

    Though the Tribunal "has held that the new scale [of pensionable remuneration] impairs the complainants' rights, it cannot now set the amount of their entitlements." Its ruling will therefore be one of principle.

    Keywords:

    amendment to the rules; amount; injury; material damages; pension; pensionable remuneration; reduction; scale;

    Consideration 16

    Extract:

    On 1 April 1987 the ILO brought in a new scale which further lowered pensionable remuneration. Though there is no going back on what was said in earlier judgments, "the complainants may back up their case against the decisions they impugn by citing the earlier ones on the same subject [vide Judgments 832 and 862]. The full set of decisions is material in ruling on the plea of breach of acquired rights even though, if breach there has been, the consequences will touch only the decisions now under challenge."

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 832, 862

    Keywords:

    acquired right; consequence; cumulative decisions; pension; pensionable remuneration; reduction; res judicata; scale;

    Considerations 23 and 24

    Extract:

    The Tribunal holds that as a result of the further reduction in pensionable remuneration brought in on 1 April 1987 the complainants are "worse off, to an extent [...] that goes beyond the bounds of the ILO's discretionary authority"; the reduction is in breach of the essential terms of their employment. The Tribunal quashes the impugned decisions and makes the following ruling of principle: "if the amount of the pension each of them gets when the 1987 scale is taken into account proves to be at least 3 per cent lower than the amount he or she gets when it is not, compensation shall be due for any loss over and above the 3 per cent."

    Keywords:

    acquired right; breach; complaint allowed; decision quashed; pension; pensionable remuneration; reduction; scale; terms of appointment;

    Consideration 2

    Extract:

    "The complainants are alleging breach of the Staff Regulations: to be precise, of Article 3.1.1, which defines pensionable remuneration. As it held in Judgments 832 and 862 the Tribunal is competent under Article II(1) of its Statute to entertain complaints of that kind, seeking as they do the quashing of decisions allegedly in breach of the terms of appointment of staff. What is at issue is the relationship between the Organization and its staff, [and in such matters] the Tribunal is fully competent".

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT reference: ARTICLE II(1) OF THE STATUTE
    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 3.1.1 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS
    ILOAT Judgment(s): 832, 862

    Keywords:

    breach; competence of tribunal; judicial review; pensionable remuneration; provision; staff regulations and rules;



  • Judgment 960


    66th Session, 1989
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 5

    Extract:

    The organisation argues that the complainant's internal appeal against the application of the amended scale of pensionable remuneration was time-barred. The plea fails. The Tribunal holds that "although [the complainant] must have known for over two years that amending the scale would have consequences when she left she could not know what the financial consequences would be."

    Keywords:

    amendment to the rules; amount; consequence; decision; internal appeal; pension; pensionable remuneration; receivability of the complaint; reduction; retirement; scale; separation from service; start of time limit; time bar; time limit;

    Consideration 6

    Extract:

    The purpose of the present complaint is the same as the purpose of the complaints which lead to Judgment 832. The rationale of that judgment and the ruling hold good. The Tribunal declares that "the ILO acted lawfully in adopting the new scale as from 1 April 1985, its decision was not in breach of any promise and did not have retroactive effect, and although it did cause the complainant financial injury the reasons were objective and the extent of the injury admissible."

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 832

    Keywords:

    acquired right; amendment to the rules; non-retroactivity; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; reduction; scale;

    Consideration 3

    Extract:

    "The notice [...] that prompted her internal appeal cannot in itself afford grounds for a complaint to the Tribunal since it merely showed the amount of the benefit she would get according to the option she preferred, and that amount is determined by the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. if, as the ILO maintains, that is how the notice is to be construed, the Tribunal may not review the lawfulness of the decision." However, the complainant takes a different line. The complainant's objections, based on Article 8.2 of the ILO Staff Regulations, concern not the amount of her pension, but the fact that account was taken of the new scale of pensionable remuneration which the Director-General had brought in as from 1 April 1985. Therefore, the Tribunal is competent.

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 8.2 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS

    Keywords:

    amount; competence; competence of tribunal; decision; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; scale; unjspf;



  • Judgment 862


    63rd Session, 1987
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 10

    Extract:

    Article 3.1.1.2 of the ILO Staff Regulations provides for periodic adjustments to pensionable remuneration. The application of this regulation was suspended effective 1 April 1985. The complainants argue that the absence of an adjustment on 1 April 1986 breaches their acquired rights. "The complainants say they cannot put a figure on the loss sustained but they submit a table showing losses that range from 13 to 39 per cent according to grade. The table does not distinguish between loss due to the measures of which the Tribunal was informed in the earlier proceedings - and which it declared lawful - and loss alleged to be due to the failure to revise the scale on 1 April 1986. So in any event the Tribunal cannot but endorse its ruling in Judgment 832 under 16." The complaints are dismissed.

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 3.1.1.2 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS
    ILOAT Judgment(s): 832

    Keywords:

    acquired right; adjustment; amount; breach; date; difference; enforcement; grade; injury; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; provision; reckoning; res judicata; staff regulations and rules; subsidiary; suspensive action;



  • Judgment 838


    62nd Session, 1987
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    The complainants object to the FAO's adoption of a new scale to determine pensionable remuneration whose effect was to lower their pension entitlements. They submit that the application of certain provisions in the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules is in breach of their acquired rights and the rule against retroactivity. "Their complaints will [...] be receivable only if the application of those Regulations and Rules [causes] them injury. The Tribunal concludes from the material rules that it does not."

    Keywords:

    cause of action; no cause of action; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; receivability of the complaint; reduction; scale;



  • Judgment 837


    62nd Session, 1987
    General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    See Judgment 838, summary.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 838

    Keywords:

    cause of action; no cause of action; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; receivability of the complaint; reduction; scale;



  • Judgment 836


    62nd Session, 1987
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    See Judgment 838, summary.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 838

    Keywords:

    cause of action; no cause of action; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; receivability of the complaint; reduction; scale;



  • Judgment 835


    62nd Session, 1987
    International Telecommunication Union
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    See Judgment 838, summary.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 838

    Keywords:

    cause of action; no cause of action; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; receivability of the complaint; reduction; scale;



  • Judgment 834


    62nd Session, 1987
    World Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    See Judgment 838, summary.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 838

    Keywords:

    cause of action; no cause of action; pension; pension entitlements; pensionable remuneration; receivability of the complaint; reduction; scale;



  • Judgment 832


    62nd Session, 1987
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 7

    Extract:

    As a result of the adoption of a new scale of pensionable remuneration, Article 3.1.1 of the ILO Staff Regulations was amended. "The complainants' case does not rest on breach of any term of their contracts or of any provision of the Staff Regulations. What they are saying is that as applied to them Article 3.1.1 of the Regulations impairs their acquired rights. Their complaints will therefore be receivable if the application of 3.1.1 does cause them injury."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 3.1.1 OF THE ILO STAFF REGULATIONS

    Keywords:

    amendment to the rules; cause of action; competence of tribunal; condition; enforcement; general decision; individual decision; injury; pension; pensionable remuneration; provision; receivability of the complaint; scale; staff regulations and rules;



  • Judgment 257


    34th Session, 1975
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 5

    Extract:

    The material rule "leaves the solution to special arrangements to be made for maintaining the pensionable remuneration at its previous level [when promotion results in a reduction]. If the word 'on' is construed as meaning 'on or after' and the phrase 'at its previous level' is construed as meaning 'at the level at which it would otherwise have been', the word 'maintaining' can be given its full effect [...] Having regard to the manifest object of the rule, the Tribunal does not consider that this reading of it puts a strain upon the language which it cannot bear."

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; consequence; interpretation; pension; pensionable remuneration; promotion; provision; reduction; staff regulations and rules;


 
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